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Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska's Oldest Car

Museum of shiny, restored, very old cars Includes Alaska's first automobile, hand-built in 1905 by a man who supposedly had never seen a car before.

Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

212 Wedgewood Drive, Fairbanks, AK
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. From College Rd turn north onto Margaret Ave. then right onto Wedgewood Drive. Follow it to the end.
Summer Su-Th 10-7, F-Sa 11-6; fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $18, 6-12 $10
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Alaska's Oldest Car, a 1905 Sheldon.

Alaska's Oldest Car

Alaska's Oldest Car, a 1905 Sheldon, is on permanent exhibit at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.

[SSalzman, 08/13/2023]
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum

World-class auto museum of pre-WWII automobiles, many with links to early Alaska history. Faceless and headless mannequins posed next to the cars wear period clothes.

[Wayne, 08/19/2019]

The museum's prize is Alaska's first automobile, hand-built in 1905 by a man who supposedly had never seen a car before.

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